Friend Friday: Fall Fashion

I recently discovered a community of bloggers, organized by Katy at Modly Chic, that dedicate a post every Friday to a series of questions.  So far the questions have covered a wide range of issues that all women face – but this week’s is nice and light, and a good place to start.

1. What new fashion trend are you looking forward to sporting this fall?
Trends are always cyclical, and there are a few things that are guaranteed to show up season after season.  For instance, I know in the spring I’m choosing between florals and whimsy, and in the fall I’ll enjoy darker tones, luxe knits and wovens and boots, boots, boots!  A trend that I am excited about for this fall is the military trend that’s been popping up for a little ago.  I am not interested in the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club/Michael Jackson/Balmain style military – I want utilitarian, a little slouchy, but slim cut so I’m not drowning military jacket.

2. Which item in your closet is most likely to be your go-to transition piece?
Scarves!  If I wouldn’t look crazy in 90 degree weather, I would wear scarves all year long.  My wardrobe trends towards a muted palette and a scarf is an instant source for color, sparkle or flair.  Plus, it’s an easy and often inexpensive item that can completely change the look of an outfit.

3. What item from last year are you looking forward to reinventing this fall? 
Boots.  For a few years when the weather has turned I live in a flat boot that is sort of the love child of a motorcycle boot and a riding boot.  The shape is lean enough so that it’s not overly bulky, but tough enough that I wear it with dresses and skirts for an instant edge.

4. What is your favorite part about this time of the year?
There is so much to love about fall, in no particular order, here is my list: Football season, leaves, apples and honey, apple pie, hot chocolate, tail gates, apple cider, Halloween, my anniversary (my husband and I met on Halloween), Thanksgiving, my birthday, family, friends, sweaters, fireplaces, color, cinnamon, escaping to Florida to beat the chill.
5. Will you be attending any fashion events this fall? 

In my former job as a creative director for a fashion e-retailer I went to the trade shows every fall.  It is a flurry of fashion and a lot of fun, but for now I’ll keep up with the runway reports online and in the magazines.

7 responses to “Friend Friday: Fall Fashion

  1. >I don't own any riding boots, but after seeing these pics I am tempted to begin searching for a pair for this winter. – Katy

  2. >I love the sound of your boots

  3. >Stopping by your blog from Katy's; I like your variety of topics and will be following. I just got into the scarf thing last year and you're totally right, it's an inexpensive way to inject colorOlusola,

  4. >Thanks for the great comments. Katy and Hannah you'll love the boots, they are effortless, timeless and so comfortable. Olusuola, thank you for stopping by and following!

  5. >Love it! My favorite accessory is a gorgeous scarf so you can make your plain outfits look WOW!

  6. >once the snow hits the ground here, flat boots are my thing. heeled boots on snow, at least on my feet, are never a safe combo! lol can't wait for boot and scarf season to begin already! the guy in my life will hate seeing these next words, but they be true….i wish i could be as excited for football season. :o)

  7. >Mathea – fashionable minds think alike on the scarves!daisybabie – I'm with you on the heels, all it takes is one wipe out! Also, I understand about football season, growing up in Florida it is a way of life 🙂

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